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Danve alleges corruption in Jalna water pipeline scheme

Press Trust of India  |  Jalna 

Maharashtra BJP president Raosaheb Danve Saturday alleged irregularities in the internal water pipeline laying scheme of the Congress-controlled Jalna Municipal Corporation (JMC).

Addressing a press conference here, Danve, the local MP, said the state government had sanctioned Rs 150 crore for laying internal water pipelines in the town but the "contractors cum corporators" of the civic body indulged in corruption.

"Under the scheme, the JMC was supposed to construct nine water storage tanks and lay pipe lines. However, the contractor did not follow the DPR (Detail Project Report). Some councillors who have questionable background forced the contractor to change the route of the pipelines," he said.

Danve said the JMC paid Rs 96 crore for the works whose quality is dismal.

"The BJP-Sena government granted funds for internal pipelines, but the JMC controlled by the Congress did not utilise the funds properly and committed irregularities," he alleged.

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First Published: Sat, May 18 2019. 21:21 IST